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Fabric Balls

One of the last minute Christmas crafts that I made for Zane were these fabric balls. I've banned ball throwing in our house after a soccer ball went whizzing by my head and upturned a coffee cup. But on cold, rainy weather days my kids, especially, need to run around and be active. So I grabbed my fabric scrap stash and went to work. I didn't follow a pattern I just made it up as I went along. Some balls have 6 pieces of fabric, some have 8. I stuffed them with fiberfil and some I added a bell. I found this yellow basket in the attic (it's amazing what you find up there!) that fits all the balls perfectly. My kids will be ready for the next carnival as we try and master throwing the balls in the basket, also dodge ball is a lot safer too.

1 comment:

sewtakeahike said...

great idea, and they look great!


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